Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London Caroline Pidgeon today announced that she will guarantee to continue funding Pride at the current level of £100,000 for the whole of the next Mayoral term when elected.
Caroline would also use City Hall resources to explore further corporate sponsorship for Pride by ensuring City Hall match-funds pound for pound all additional corporate sponsorship beyond that secured last year up to an additional £50,000.
Caroline Pidgeon, regular Pride marcher with London Liberal Democrat members, said:
"London is home to people from many different backgrounds who come together as one of the most diverse and tolerant cities in the world. London's LGBT+ community is a vital part of our city's appeal and success, and the London Liberal Democrats have a long and proud history of supporting and championing it.
"Pride is an essential cultural celebration for the LGBT+ community. Not only the march, but also all the many hundreds of events that surround it bring hundreds of thousands of visitors into London every year and we should so all that we can to ensure the event continues for many years to come.”